Understand what blockchain is, and its practical & strategic uses in this five-week microcredential for logistics professionals, requiring no technical programming expertise 

Offered in Partnership with CBSCA
Leading businesses have been proving the use case for blockchain in logistics for several years. And although the adoption of blockchain across the logistics sector as a whole is still in its infancy, more businesses are beginning to investigate its usage and see the advantages for supply chain transparency, real-time capacity tracking, quality assurance, compliance and beyond.

Many logistics professionals will need to understand the strategic usages and applications of blockchain soon. And even now, there are opportunities to propose and implement new blockchain projects in organizations of all sizes.

This course has been developed in collaboration with the Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association to give logistics professionals a foundational understanding of how blockchain works and how different industries use blockchain. Without requiring any previous technical or expertise around blockchain or distributed ledger technology, the course explains blockchain, its definition, strategic uses, businesses cases, and more. The course explains distinct concepts like decentralization, peer-to-peer networking, smart contract automation, etc. It acts as a one-stop blockchain briefing and provides additional resources for future reference.

The course also has a capstone case study, including the option to develop a case from the learner’s own organization to get facilitator review - allowing the learning to potentially deliver a proposal or formal recommendations to their company.

Upon completion of the course, learners will be granted the Using Blockchain in Supply Chain microcredential from CITT & CBSCA
 

Who should take this course? 

Logistics and Supply Chain professionals with basic to no knowledge of blockchain technology and who want to understand its strategic uses will benefit from this course. The curriculum has been designed to provide foundational knowledge of blockchain relevant to professionals of all seniorities, from those in senior decision-makers to those looking for a valuable differentiator to break into the industry.

Earn 50 CMUsNote: special pricing is available for CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals and CCLP candidates, members of the CBSCA, and CITT affiliates. CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals and articling particpants will earn 50 CMUs for completing this microcredential program.
 

After completing this course, you'll be able to: 

  • Explain what blockchain is
  • Understand characteristics and business uses of blockchain
  • Understand Enterprise Blockchain Initiatives
  • Differentiate between distributed Applications, tokens and NFTs, and their uses
  • Initiate a blockchain project

The course will also include a case study and the opportunity to examine a case from your own organization.

Course Format

Using Blockchain in Supply Chain runs over five weeks, entirely online. The course opens with a live broadcast lecture, which will be recorded and available for those who are unable to watch live. Through the five weeks, learners will complete approximately 2 hours of self-study work, with access to the online course site for discussion with the facilitator and classmates. The course concludes with another live lecture. 

Learners will assess their learning via quizzes and the capstone project - a case study from the learner's organization or, if this is not an option, an example case. This project is expected to take weeks to complete and can be submitted after the formal close of the course. Learners will be granted the microcredential for completion of the course; assessments are provided for self-assessment and identifying areas of improvement. 


Session Dates

Using Blockchain in Supply Chain is limited to sections of 20 learners per session. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - however, registration is currently open for sessions starting in March, June, and October of 2022. 

2022 Session Schedule Start Date End Date Register
First Session March 14 April 15 Registration Closed
Second Session June 13 July 15
Third Session October 3 November 4


Dates for subsequent sessions to be confirmed at a later time.


Pricing

  Fee**
General Rate $1100
CITT Affiliates $950
CCLPs, CCLP Candidates, and CBCSA Members* $850


*CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals, active CCLP Candidates and CITT Affiliates will automatically receive preferred pricing when you log in to your CITT account to register. CBSCA Members, please contact info@citt.ca the member rate.

**As this is an online program, please note that all fees are subject to applicable taxes based on your province or territory of residence.


About the Facilitator

Erik Valiquette, Co-founder & CEO, Blockchain Supply Chain Association; Co-chair, Hyperledger Supply Chain & Trade Finance
 

Before co-founding both the Blockchain Supply Chain Association and the Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association, Erik had a 30+ year career in logistics, working with both air and ocean cargo as well as consulting on strategy and best practice. Now, through the Blockchain Supply Chain Association, through their core services of advocacy, collaboration and education, he brings together like-minded professionals who want to explore Blockchain in their supply chain. The member-driven association's goal is to accelerate the adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology through dialogue, to help shape policy with governmental agencies for improved services, and to help the community's voice to be heard. Erik is also co-chair of the Hyperledger Supply Chain and Trade Finance special interest group and chair of the blockchain standards committee at Standards Council of Canada. 

Erik is a firm believer that Blockchain has the potential to bring global supply chain management to the next level by reducing inefficiencies. And he's excited to show logistics professionals at all levels of tech-savvy what their organizations can accomplish with blockchain technology. 

 

Erik Valiquette



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